Women and their partners are being inspired to take an active role during pregnancy and birth

A three part training to prepare together for the upcoming birth.

Part 1: Attendance recommended from 12 weeks on

  • Grounding and strengthening exercises to empower the mother to find the trust in her ability to give birth
  • Learning to connect with both body and breath, this will help you in dealing with your feelings during labour and birth.
  • Learning to trust each other’s strength, ability and skill will help you both to let go of control and fear. This will inspire fathers/partners to maximize their involvement during pregnancy and labour.

Part 2: Attendance recommended from 14 weeks on

  • Exercises to develop fitness, better posture and therefore optimal positioning of the baby for birth
  • Includes practical work on positions, partner participation and massage.
  • Prevention and relieving of back pain, pelvic instability, sciatica or minor ailments as heartburn, oedema, hard belly.
  • Breathing awareness, expression through sound and deep relaxation for use in labour.

Part 3: Attendance recommended between 32 and 40 weeks

  • Learn a range of practical ways to assist during birth, including natural upright positions, natural forms of pain relief, relaxation and ways to stimulate an overdue or slow labour.
  • Learn how to minimize the risk of a long, difficult or complicated labour, episiotomy or tearing.
  • Learn how to make informed decisions, understand medical interventions and medication.
  • Learn how to create a calm and reassuring atmosphere during labour, whether you are having a natural active birth in hospital or at home, planning to use a water pool or considering an epidural.

Dates partner training 2020-2021

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
12 June 2020 17 July 2020 11 September 2020
18 September 2020 23 October 2020 20 November 2020
30 October 2020 27 November 2020 8 January 2021
11 December 2020 22 January 2021 5 March 2021
5 February 2021 12 March 2021 16 April 2021
26 March 2021 23 April 2021 4 June 2021
7 May 2021 11 June 2021 16 July 2021

The workshops do not need to be followed in this particular sequence. You can choose the dates as you like, or book private sessions.
Join Part 1 and 2 as early in your pregnancy as is possible and Part 3 as you approach 32weeks +


‘The Breathing Space’
Van Kinsbergenstraat 50 HS
1057 PS Amsterdam



Friday 19.45-22.15 hour
(the door opens at 19.30 hour)



Three-part training € 245,- (one payment)
Single training: € 90,- (one, two or three payments)
Cancellation Charge: €35,- ( see Terms & Conditions)
Private sessions : € 190,- ( 2 hours, 2 persons)

This training is taught in English. A Dutch explanation is available upon request

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